Federer's decision to skip Paris hurts tennis - Wilander

It's good to see Djokovic in this situation after loss- Fabrice Santoro

The 36-year-old Swiss skipped the claycourt season, including the French Open, to concentrate on retaining his Wimbledon crown and kicks off his preparation on the German city's slick lawns.

Yes, the fellow GOAT you voiced your opinions on returned to Grand Slam play at Roland Garros, making a solid run to the fourth round before an injury stopped her.

Although Nadal subsequently received treatment on his forearm it seemingly had little adverse effect and, after a second break of serve, his 11th triumph was secured at the fifth time of asking when Thiem sent a return long.

Not much more of a daunting task than doing so against this particular opponent at the French Open, where Nadal is now 11-0 in finals and 86-2 overall.

Thiem managed to break back, but it was the only blow he landed all afternoon.

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Currently, Nadal is three victories shy of the titles clinched by Federer, who is four years older than him.

The Spanish world No.1 defeated Dominic Thiem in straight sets on Sunday to secure his second consecutive championship in Paris.

The Spaniard secured an 11th title at Roland Garros on Sunday and 17th major of his career.

The number of titles won by Nadal on clay, extending his lead at the top of the men's Open Era leaderboard, ahead of Vilas (49) and Austria's Thomas Muster (40). "Unfortunately, it didn't go so well here last year, but this year, as I am feeling so good about my game already so early in the season on the grass, I am very hopeful that I can go deep this week".

Just as happy fishing or playing golf in Mallorca, Nadal is ruthless on the tennis court but disarmingly humble off it. I am not much anxious about the future. "Let me enjoy this title", he said, mildly.

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"Still, I'm disappointed, of course".

"It's unfortunate and I think Serena must get a lot of credit (for trying) to come and do that", he said.

"Having lost here a year ago in the first round, for me, it resets the goals as well, and just take it one at a time and don't think too far ahead", Federer told the ATP website.

"For sure, me, I'm confident that this was not my last Grand Slam final", Thiem said, "and that's my biggest goal: to get into the next one and then to do better than today".

On the other hand, World No. 8 Dominic Thiem reached his first Grand Slam final to face the ace by defeating 72nd seeded Italian Marco Cecchinato in three sets- 7-5, 7-6 (10), 6-1. He didn't look meek or cowed, just frustrated when he missed chances to make minor headway.

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